Between the Hot 20, STEM 10, and Top 12 Tech top toy lists, The Toy Insider has selected amazing toys that will delight kids of all ages this year. From coding to chimps, dogs to dinos, and cars to creatures, these are the toys that should be on your shopping list!
As parents on The Toy Insider’s Parent Panel, we love all The Toy Insider Toy picks, but we have our favorites. We could only pick one toy from the 42 on the hot lists, and we all agreed it was a hard task! However, we rose to the challenge and these products are the ones we wish would be in our homes for the holidays!
Parent Panel Picks
Stephanie Glover,A Grande Life Parent Panel Pick: Meccano Meccasaur (Spin Master)
“When I saw the Meccasaur at Toy Fair in February, I knew this was going to be a hot toy for the holidays! The Meccasaur, an interactive, fully-programmable robotic dinosaur, is more than your average dinosaur toy. It helps kid learn about engineering and teaches them problem solving. It can answer questions and has multiple play modes with programmable features. This robotic T-rex can even guard your things in security mode. A hit for both STEM and dinosaur fans!”
These are our favorite picks from The Toy Insider’s Hot 2016 toy lists. What are your favorites?
Charlene is a lawyer turned influencer who loves play, puns, and anything with pink. She has her own blog chronicling her adventures at CharleneChronicles.com, where she has been voted as a top blogger in Massachusetts. Charlene has been featured on NECN, The Rhode Show, Western MA News, Fox25 Morning News, CBS Boston, Good Morning Philadelphia, the Boston Globe, Boston.com, Boston Herald, Parents.com, and more. Her specialty is advising parents about the best toys for children on the Autism Spectrum - and loves to discuss Disney for days. Charlene lives outside of Boston with her family and her fur family of four.
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